Emissions Trading in North America and Beyond: Taking Stock and Looking ForwardDélégation du Québec à Boston Cambridge, MA Monday, April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016 | 8:30 am - 5:30 pm | MIT Samberg Conference Center, Cambridge, MA
The U.S.-Canada Joint Statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic Leadership highlighted the role of carbon markets at the federal and subnational level in achieving climate policy objectives.
The launch of a series of related MIT CEEPR Working Papers serves as a timely occasion to discuss recent experiences with emissions trading in North America and abroad, as well as opportunities for future climate policy cooperation under the Paris Agreement.
The Québec Government Office was proud to sponsor the academic symposium, Emissions Trading in North America and Beyond, organized by the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and co-sponsored by the German Consulate General Boston. The forum provided local stakeholders with a glimpse of emissions trading systems from Asia to Europe, with a focus on emerging trends in Canada and the United States. Professors, researchers, and various analysts came together to discuss the future of carbon pricing, and the prospects for a cleaner, greener economy in North American and beyond.
The conference gathered several specialists:
Jean-Yves Benoît, Director, Direction of Carbon Market, Climate Change Office
David Cash, Dean, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, U.Mass. Boston, and former Commissioner, Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection
Ruben Lubowski, Chief Natural Resource Economist, Environmental Defense Fund
Janet Peace, Senior Vice President, Policy and Business Strategy, Climate and Energy Solutions Center (C2ES)
Michael Pollitt, Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge
Katie Sullivan, Director, North America, International Emissions Trading Association
Alex Wood, Executive Director, Ontario Climate Change Directorate
The event was sponsored through the Québec / United States University Grant Program.
The full report from MIT-CEEPR is available here.